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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 24, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1913 THE LETKBK1DUK. DAILY KKKAMJ I'ACE FJVK INVESTIGATION INTO THE OOLLAPSK Ol'UXlON LIFE all the cUilJron to oiTt-r a j-etition at Strange Christmas Customs the diloiiiey corner on Chrlbluiiis Evo a eerlalu foJk tho cMtr jug around tctako tbeniselves 1-oiiit: tu a supyer aud uiuuh in Uieir for morn- und and fears COD tided In "Kris is a wa nil quaffing great'horns of mead all dowa tho ygcs have used The Jamaica cc-groes collect all Lits of "CJirist hoarse voices and adopted customs, the ori of odds and t-nds of tlnery with wrilth on tbelr barbaric clashing gin of Mbich they luvo not tho fahit- to array on Clirisunas Kve thtir-ruilo ueapons.- But on the night that was longosl In the 'year. Just be kins anil quten, ful- marked than In Christmas us- or Hanta ISie patron tho great flanuug wheel of (he It will bo ralher slarlUug to sun turned backward otico again aim e o to b e told Hi EI t fo-'.v o si made ready present Christmas customs to flaru out, aud Eis- puy original bearing on Christianity, but rather bud their umccedciits tii ihe heathen .cVremonios o? Celts anil other races, or the anti-Oiristlau us- ot (he Jews and Itomaus. It Is IrJe that pagan taken from fcstivab like the Satur- took I'CSECEticin of the timid. Men, women and children lo another that on this there ma-iy who suduecly ,put oft" Ibc-ir human forms and ivcre wclres, Ilcrce, .President tells of Large amounts of iriouey were lo.it through the o para lions fruit ai irnlln marked the early ChrfeUnas and for. and .tha'- packing' compciny. Evans, ifiebraUons. Later- various of UruSJifal i'ltcs added, anil then Eomc of Ibc certnionies the ncelcnt Ocrinaus and Tills -was because the eai'y church to ncalhcn converts dreadful crentiircs roamml in tbo lor- jtllo in" Toronto, told the re- est c'ailes until tho i-Umg of sun iiuarkable etory1 o( llie sale of Nation- the Now Year. A brcind fixjin tho yule-lug from tbe used to Lo; preserved, kept dry, awl by adDptitij; the hannlesa feature of Chrlsimas f.re the no-xt year, be- w uiia _ juj their fcslivuls, InvealEng them, whcra It i.rcBcrvcd Iho house from Tiro was lost. The Investigation aU.and ami Fruit Packing Co. bonds, snatched Tnc company borrowed on tarcfullv UL'Cil paid and iipht u'n'ck deed5 wore held. To K 3 sell 5150.COO in bonds coat .ilioui 20 cent. FII liils about and choosing low Ihelr much noise as beating drums utid doing mischief TLe Jlueslati totlety man is Louud generally, duricg tho Christmas'holidays to kls: Firecrackers have Leen used the hand of the woman lie. greets. celebrate Chrisln-as In the HoutLi-1 the custom of Christmas calls, like eni State's for many >tars. The CUE-! Hie former Now Vcar calling of tom originated, it is satd, the becoming obsolete. <-olored who considered thru the no [EC added greatly to Ihe jolUJy of tlie celebration. 'Ihe old lime Christmas observances in the south v.-ere famous Ce-szivahi and had sooic- i aChrisUau BUnlJIcauce. lho I'prir- -ban rilsclo-od some iutcrestln- T TLe corcrlui; of. ri'Iars stairs the Hamcs. Us lowers wore lions in high Cnsuee by 'British' walls vitti evergreens is EO old a cus-' i bceloweU .In ibe the Druids, I shareholders lost lurBe aiuonnis of torn iliat no one when It begaii.1 wlien the Iletltauo Hros were lighted monc-y. old. as in modern llie air was fnigrant with breath of riRc and "balsam. The ULU holly, Ihe inis- tleltiG aud' rosomary v.ero woven to-J t'cthcr in wreatbs or garlp.uds. Uio brand secured r.oia tlie fire to light the fire, next year. TJjjhlotl candles were a feature of the ancieut "Jewish' Feast of tho pedi- of Feast of Lights. This was huns great from ccKiiig belri about lime, and Moon Stories Connected WJth Christ- toil arch. The laurel has been in uso that' Hghls were UvhiWiD-. In- fer fesU.'e occasions -Itorn- house in Bctblcliem find nna made it lho symbol of ?A the-very' time of Uie TH'O Christines, be.-complete llic dark leaves of Ihe holly framing of. red berried, lioseinary has loug beeii 'TorTemeni; aud; V.'aasail-b'owl was stir-, red Vr-itb it. as a. auggeslicn 'of. other revels and revelers.- As for iiiislie- -bavo not thc iwsts sung Us jiraises r.nd tbn romnuccs dvfiU at length and with liclail on the iinfqiie iJTivilyges H libertv (o Kiss whoever, happens, lp.be staudiutj under The Druids attQChed great; lance, in the ihistlfcloo. and inv it with the gracious 'qualities of in? avay evil spirits and cf he certain- disorders. It is from these lit tons thai ]CSR undoubtedly arose, and Us mature ihay be from the comment and ou1 every! Chrismias eve he is permitted to turn ;iround once more. wiiat less of the of a religious holiday than tlio day In the northern States. In Tlollaufl a nrclty cuEtuui exisis. On ihe ulght before Christmas, In co nun e moral to a of thc of tlu Kast, the young men of the town, as- semble aud carry the uark streets a large bright ftar; all tlie people so out in greet it and give to the bearers of ihe Star of BeUitahcm, as it is called, alms for the poor. In at iiine' u'c'cch at iiiglit. Indian Christmas Superstitions the Indians of Xortt America, gifUnat-'mx and treats 3 sorts are tiio rule on L'uriet inns Hay. The ?-IenoTniuees of biute Vroia Uhrisings till tLe Ot of January. This lasi UuUday is a celebrated tiy u feast ot vt-r ancient crislu, in'which chief fen lure Is n' cake vrlth.three bfans coon ed in it. Everybody who corner to table must -have a piece of tho cake, and whoever finils a bean in his sliL-e becomes one of tbe "Three Kings" of Lhe feast and must hear bis shcro In preparing next year's cpleliration. Iltisslan frik-lore tells us that ihis ttic piirislinaa wrcmony lieglns. Form-j The Standing Hock Sioux have IP an -In the moon 0110 y.-ho-was1 ajiroceEsiaa, rjiarchlng seeking tbe isle in wbiuk therb is no family and usscinbkd guests' 'death.--- At' last after travolir.g- far, 1 wander from room to room all througl: ho found; .and-..lhe house, sinpins the litanies as they Mre. Saiiui Claus wlio on his originated a accompanies rouoda. She Is- usually impersonated by'a.young .woman, ihe stayed where ho'was. It Is the stories of the man 'in' thy moon arc .Tvltlr _ilio Cluisimas-iide. Tlie Frisiantj Eay Hint on Cliristmas cvo no old man ilunkini; of his next I H is assort, of. country-fair, and is stolo -his- neighbor's -fine. Uic family appear dreascil lu shepherd costuniCB. ,.AU' a custom in Uor- iwseil.ty'be.tbe vpiccs of Josenri and maiicUIcs.ls Ih'earr -Mary- implorln's 'admitlnnce 'arid "a ray of-open booths with cheap 'toy's, j -lish'.'s shelter from the cold and dark- anjiles, nuU riess. .WJtMn the room a chorus, of ell. things- lhat. helong to Christmas. s -his- cabbages. slill an important .eyeiit-Jn. smaller llficdjiisilmrden em, his j country vlilagk'fi. tho however, tho Christ Child rode j larger-, cities the Jahrmarkt-18'' tljsap- hy ou his- whilo, horse, carrying gifts t ucarlng. A-re'stffie of kept 011 for ttie gcoil cSiltdren, ant] spying 'the Kslle Alliance Square in Berlin, is re- Just hack, of 'an- nmfd v.-b0 was not kissed it ivculd rot he married that year." -Out. of con- Fideratioii for the unmarried, there- Its was hung in doorwayg and other places wliere the un-. wary were most easily- catight.- It" is from lho DniMh that tbc custom of decoraling our homes everp-ctn for they believed tbat all the. sylvan spirits nocttcd tosctltnr on the Roughs. Iherc tn re-mala until warm weather. In rnM winter (lie Druids rent around sprigs of jvy.niitl loo to remind people to decorate Oielr ilwellingfi evergreens, In order to propitiate tho svlvan spirits and fccure protection from, 'frosts and blnsla. Holly in practically a31- coun- tries. .There are. porno hurJretl and fift.v so Ihdt some [louris In every climate. Tbo of us- at the -winter festival te of ureat antirjuiiv, and believed, to have coni6 from the anctciiL pagan, II -h-aa.Kieci r.t Christmas cut Chrisllans. -JAccording lo Irailillon It is the bush" in 'which God appeared The burning of '.the ,was a very old.yulc-limc of the Scan- dinavians v.'ho, al llioiestival, biige 'bonlirfa to tho iiurn. ing tlijl los was practiced In Scandi- navia, Kiigland, HaTy, io'no parts of "France, und Scrvla. The' Debarred ashes were Kiirnoscd (o have inngtc' I :owers. i -j lit lho black Stand in avjtan forests crcat fires v.-Gre-'Ipr.tlleJ.'i with (r'jnlts of j'inc nnfl'si-riico ini- til tho flame a tiji" Into the heavens, ilcfylng VrosL King, and. iiallint- his dan- nf nil. Aroiitd there BCHR of billowy flame gathered Ihe snvnae, Leanletl thon bast slol- on] tho Holy Kve thon shalt stand n.'lie ihoon ard be seen everyone garded.laerely as Devonshire, Kugliind; ubtcd. fon apples, boasts a curious custom. On and So there ho. is; j Christmas Eve the his son refuse saying, -that Christian "and For csajuplc, they go to the mission clmrch for Christmas moroEng service, and im- mediately on being dismissed start a dance ffhlch: lasts" tliree days.- The Inilfans still relain a custom hanrietl down by their fere- there is for thein. Again fathers: -jie'forc Christmas they mato those outside Uie tfoar leg tor- siietier !ciay Eheep: floats. t- ..-f----- again j veselablcs, which-they-tike" fo and arc acatn i-cfuseil. they saying that EDO wiw is the church on Christmas Eve anrf lay Ihe. Queen cf Heaven, .who has upon thc altar, .ivherc- the "priest not where to lay'ber htad; at name the doors are-thrown open wide aod-all enttr sinsjtif.. In, some._ par Is of. Germauin, Scaq- (linavla anil Holland the custom for ilesscs during tbe midnight aer- -yice. -They take the blessed eBlgies away.and distribute horse to the barn, the and dog to tho house, 'the vegetables tu the garden CREAM ING POWDER A pure, healthful, Cream of Tartar Baking Powder When buying an article food you are entitled to know exactly what you arc buying quality and ingredients. If this information is refused don't buy it. Some of the low grade baking powders are advertised, but the.ingredients of tiie powders' are scrupulously concealed. A housekeeper would not use a baking pow- der containing alum if she knew it. It is well when, buying to examine the label cm the can. Unless it shows the ingredient cream of tartar, don't buy it Dr. Price's baking powder is abso- lutely free from alum. yach'eau keep" viratch and see that the coming year is a pro- pitious for its kind. -Then they iiavo'a dance lasting four days. the Western -Canada-" I Julian, (he season is one of giving gifts. At the time things arc exchanged between- Lucks .and their, children and between iDdiau and, In- dian. Sometimes-.the. -prosperous In- d'eii -will gtve'ii priest or to tiic school children are being educated. LANCASTRIAN 'NEGGRO" r r--- WITH IRISH You have heard eaijle. says a London" correspond- ent, of hcti" John Richard. Atelier, colored defeated Moore, i tailor, for Hie ilayovslitji of the Bor- ough of Batlersea, but tho.Epceeli'he in ado v.Iieu tic cleaned-bis chain of office is vfOjlU recordiug, particularly as1 it was delivered just.'as :Uic Lord Mayor's bamiuct was- being .-hold-In ific Guildhall. Tfo "I am a man of things Lave ueeu said about HID durjnc'tbe cacj pa ig a which a re absolutely nil true. L tliink you ought lo show respect for rac as you syouh for a white man. I am the- sora'.ot.- man ivlio was boni En tbe'Wtst Indies I ivas born in a little, obscure .yllla'gi In that maybe you'-havj never heard i- aril 7 Lancastrian bred and bora." "My icotlier (here :Mr. Archer spoto great eiiioUoii) was just..m: mother. 'She ivas cot born in Buric aa some newspapers have" .was at .Rangoon. My; root 1' er ves Irish. Kflsi is. ancl wer and" never tlie twain shall meet.1-'-; "Hut. there is a "still older phraa than this: ..'Gqil -taih. made bicoil nations "Surely :.il' is if: man is born'under, the JJriilBh'flak't sbpu'il have the .same rights as1 white man.-. The- color can never heart, lion means a new era In hlaiorjV-Ti news will g'u'-fc7ai tuTall the" color nations of Popular Records and .Machines the tity's Leading Jeweler O' A. Of HT -TT J. xJ A. JL 1. 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